With winter coming in fast, it’s fair to say that comfort food is now high on the agenda and it doesn’t get more comforting than macaroni cheese. Many new vegans may think that this homemade favourite would be off the menu, but nothing could be further for the truth. There are so many fantastic alternatives out there, and lots of establishments in Scotland’s capital have made it their mission to nail this comfort food favourite.
So where can you find the best mac and cheese in Edinburgh…? Read on to find out.
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Rabbit Food @ Meadows Tap
Meadows Tap, 27 Causewayside, EH9 1QF
The dirty one
With a tasty menu full of vegan comfort food favourites, macaroni cheese features heavily on Rabbit Food’s menu! You can go for the regular, and embellish it with fake bacon bits, Buckfast pulled jackfruit, crispy onions and more. There’s also a gluten-free version, so everyone can truly enjoy this iconic dish.
Or you can try something a little different and have macaroni cheese piled on your dirty fries with smoky jackfruit. If you’re lucky, you might catch the “return of the mac” special, which is a macaroni cheese patty on top of one of their already mouthwatering burgers.
This place is a must visit for any cruelty-free mac and cheese fan!
7-11 East London Street, EH7 4BN
Harmonium arrived in Edinburgh during the summer of 2017 to much excitement and fanfare, and quite rightly so. These guys already had proven form with the likes of the Flying Duck, Mono and Stereo in Glasgow, and their latest venture certainly does not disappoint.
Their menu is full of comfort food favourites like burgers and pizzas, but one of the most popular dishes is their super-creamy mac and cheese. Served with either a side of hand-cut chips or garlic bread, this is one delicious meal you need to try if you’re in Leith.
7-8 Queensferry Street, EH2 4PA
Eat good, do good
Vesta has a wealth of vegan options, including their decadent macaroni cheese. Served with a delicious slice of charred garlic bread, this is definitely a good option to try at this West End restaurant.
Plus, thanks to its partnership to Social Bite, you can pay-it-forward and make sure that vulnerable people in the community can also enjoy a decent meal too.
33-41 Ratcliffe Terrace, EH9 1SX
The “cheesiest” of them all
Marie-Anne at Beetroot Sauvage really has got vegan cheese down to an art. The vegan cheese platter is amazing, so it was no surprise to learn that the vegan macaroni cheese is excellent too. With a really cheesy sauce topped with crispy breadcrumbs and served with a foraged side salad, you really can’t go wrong with this cult favourite.
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